Stone Care

Stone Care

How to Get Rid of Soap Scum on Stone San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | November 14, 2018

The potential of soap and other personal hygiene substances building up on natural-stone surfaces shouldn’t dissuade you from installing them in your bathrooms. Likewise, you shouldn’t despair when you notice soap scum stains on your stone countertops, shower walls, or tub surrounds. Just about any personal hygiene product has properties that could create a chemical…

Slate Damage to Avoid San Diego, CA
Posted by The Lennys | October 26, 2018

Long before American homeowners fell in love with granite and marble, slate was a favorite construction material for both indoor and outdoor spaces. Historical structures covered in slate can be found in Pennsylvania, particularly in communities where German immigrants settled in the 17th century. Slate is known to be more durable than marble, thus explaining…

Remove Water Spots from Natural Stone
Posted by The Lennys | October 5, 2018

Bathhouse ruins in places such as Caracalla, Bath, and Wiesbaden are certainly magnificent, but they would look even better these days had ancient builders been able to develop a sealant formula. Marble and travertine, the most commonly found materials in ancient bathhouses, happen to be very porous and absorbent, which means they’re susceptible to water…

Dos & Don'ts When Caring for Travertine
Posted by The Lennys | August 24, 2018

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Natural Stone Maintain Luster
Posted by The Lennys | June 20, 2018

The shiny and polished look of natural-stone surfaces is made possible by three factors: finishing, cleaning, and sealing. When natural-stone tiles and slabs are extracted from quarries, they go through a fabrication process intended to make them look as regal as possible. The finishing stage of natural-stone fabrication can result in various styles. The polished…

Care for Marble Counters
Posted by The Lennys | May 25, 2018

Marble may be a timeless stone in terms of interior decoration and aesthetics, but this does not make it an eternal construction material. If this was the case, quite a few ruins from ancient Greece and Rome would still be around and in better shape. Even though marble is durable, the metamorphic nature of this…

Granite in an RV
Posted by The Lennys | January 26, 2018

Introducing natural stone such as granite to motorhomes is a great alternative to the materials traditionally used in the manufacturing and remodeling of these vehicles. Most options in the market these days are synthetic materials such as polyester carpeting, ceramic, laminate, and vinyl tiles. However, some high-end RV makers such as Prevost were known to…

Difference Between Staining and Etching
Posted by The Lennys | January 19, 2018

Etching and staining are two common forms of damage to natural stone that can occur at the same time if the stone is not properly sealed. Depending on the type of liquid spilled on your countertops, it may leave a visible stain, or it may cause a chemical reaction called etching. When your stone develops…

Winter Design Natural Stones
Posted by The Lennys | November 24, 2017

Stone countertops can add an element of character and an artsy feel to a living space. Whether you choose limestone, travertine, granite, or another type of natural stone to embellish your floors or countertops, it will stand out from ordinary tile and other alternatives. Winter is an interesting season to have stone floors or countertops…

Granite Countertops Are Better
Posted by The Lennys | November 22, 2017

Ceramic tile and granite are both popular options for flooring, shower surrounds, and even countertops. While both offer many options for customization, there are several ways granite comes out ahead. Granite is a versatile, beautiful, and long-lasting material that can complement any décor. Here’s why granite is a better choice for your home than ceramic…

How to Incorporate & Use Stone in Your Fireplace
Posted by The Lennys | November 10, 2017

Most fireplaces and hearths are made from brick, which can become unsightly after years of cracks, chips, and paint. Incorporating natural stone can restore the glory to your fireplace and make it the centerpiece it should be. Using natural stone also means an end to repainting the fireplace with beauty that lasts a lifetime. The…

Interesting Details About Slate
Posted by The Lennys | November 8, 2017

When most people think of stone countertops or showers, they likely think of marble or granite. However, there are more than a dozen popular types of natural stone that can be used for everything from shower enclosures to flooring. One option you may be overlooking is slate. This beautiful stone boasts a unique appearance and…

Ryan's Brick BBQ Build
Posted by The Lennys | November 2, 2017

The Story: Food tastes better cooked over a fire. We had a neighbor who cooked us dinner many times in their brick BBQ, which was basically 3 sides of brick, open on the fourth side, standing on top of the ground. Moving provided me the perfect opportunity to build my own. I wanted something a…

Natural Stone Myths Uncovered & Clarified
Posted by The Lennys | November 1, 2017

Natural stone is one of the most popular materials for home renovations. It can be used for countertops, showers, floors, patios, backsplashes, and more, with plenty of benefits you can enjoy for decades. If you’re planning to install new countertops or flooring in your home, make sure you don’t fall for these common myths about…

Benefits of Utilizing Natural Stone in a Shower
Posted by The Lennys | October 20, 2017

Your shower is where you start each morning to soothe tired muscles and wake up for the day ahead. If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, you want a shower that’s easy to keep clean yet beautiful and comfortable. Natural stone can accomplish all of these things with natural elegance and style. Here are five…

Prefabricated Stone
Posted by The Lennys | September 22, 2017

Before you begin shopping for natural-stone countertops for your home, it’s important to understand the two main types of stone you will see offered: slab stone and prefabricated stone. Slab and prefab are both made of natural stone, which can make it a bit difficult to understand the difference. Here’s what you should know about…

Ways to Damage Granite
Posted by The Lennys | September 20, 2017

Granite is incredibly durable, but it isn’t completely impervious to damage. Some forms of damage are more common than others, but all can be the result of a mishap or mistake. Here are 7 of the most common forms of granite countertop damage and tips on how to prevent them.  1. Stains Granite is very…

Is Heat Harmful to Granite and Other Types of Natural Stone?
Posted by The Lennys | September 15, 2017

There’s a great deal of misinformation when it comes to natural-stone care and heat resistance, and the last thing you want to do is leave burns or discoloration on your beautiful countertops. Natural stone typically has some heat resistance, although the amount of heat it can withstand depends on the type of stone you choose….

Reasons to See Natural Stone Before Purchasing
Posted by The Lennys | September 13, 2017

Choosing the right natural stone for your home may be a bigger task than you think. Whether you’ve opted for marble, travertine, slate, granite, or another type of stone, you will find seemingly endless colors and styles. Deciding on the right type and color of stone is only the first part of the job. It’s…

Natural Stone Ideas
Posted by The Lennys | August 16, 2017

If you’re planning to remodel your kitchen, you have seemingly endless options in terms of materials and style. Despite the benefits of today’s trendy countertop materials, there are many good reasons to opt for a material that never goes out of style: natural stone. When you choose natural stone for your kitchen, you are selecting…

Mistakes People Makes When Caring for Stone Patios
Posted by The Lennys | August 11, 2017

With proper care, there’s no reason a natural-stone patio can’t last for decades, adding beauty to your landscape and expanding your outdoor living space. While a stone patio can look great with minimal effort, occasional cleaning and minor maintenance can prevent damage to the surface of the stone. Here are five mistakes you should avoid…

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